New York Liberty at Minnesota Lynx WNBA Picks & Predictions 6/16/2018
Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Target Center is the site of the matchup between the New York Liberty and the Minnesota Lynx on Saturday, June 16, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 8.5 point favorites.
The Liberty head into this matchup with a mark of 3-5. They are 4th in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of -2.4 as they average 78.8 points per contest while giving up 81.1 per game. The Lynx have an overall record of 3-6. They are 6th in the Western Conference. They average 77.7 points per game and surrender 80.4, good for a point differential of -2.8.
Valuable New York Liberty Betting Trends
The New York Liberty are 3-3 against the spread
The New York Liberty are 2-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Minnesota Lynx are 0-3 against the spread
The Minnesota Lynx are 0-2 against the over/under
Key New York Liberty Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Minnesota Lynx Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kia Nurse comes into this contest averaging 13.1 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Liberty. She pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 41% while her free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Tina Charles averages 21.9 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.8 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game for New York. Her field goal percentage is 47% for the year while her free throw percentage is 77%.
Maya Moore averages 17.6 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Lynx. She grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 42% and her free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Sylvia Fowles averages 17.1 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. She also averages 12.1 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 59% and her free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 78.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 33.0 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.0 per game. The Liberty allow 81.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 18.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 10th in the league with 77.7 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 36.4 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 16.9. The Lynx are 1st in turnovers per game with 15.0. The Lynx surrender 80.4 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 16.9 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 30.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lynx are 1st in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 9.9 per game this season.
The Liberty are 7th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 102, and their defensive rating of 105 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 76.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 7th. As a team they are 8th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. New York is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 8th in the league.
Minnesota is 1st in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 4th in the league. The Lynx are 8th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 100.8, and their defensive rating of 104.4 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 77.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 6th. As a team they are 7th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 24% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota -8.5
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